Soul Citizen : Tales and Travels from the Dawn of the Soul Era to the Internet Age
The autobiography of a soul music fan from his formative years in the early 1960s, buying records and going to gigs, through decades of journalistic experience editing Shout! fanzine, writing for soul papers and album liner notes, to thirty years as a radio broadcaster. Adventure journeys to New York and New Orleans also feature, along with experiences as a re-issue record label manager, and comments on the development of the Soul/R&B music world. 222 pages, illustrated, paperback.
- Paperback | 238 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 421.84g
- 21 Jan 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Clive Richardson
Clive Richardson grew up in London at the birth of the Soul Era with Motown and Stax creating musical impact on the youth of the day. He formed a fan club for soul singer Don Covay, then expanded his journalistic career as editor of Shout fanzine and contributor to Black Echoes newspaper. He wrote liner notes for numerous albums, subsequently becoming label-manager of Shout! Records (UK), producing reissue soul and R&B CDs. Clive is also a consultant for Fantastic Voyage records, originating and producing vintage soul reissues. He is also veteran of a thirty-year career in radio, broadcasting on JFM, RTM and Solar Radio, now with a reguler weekly show on Solar Radio. Married to Barbara since 1998, Clive lives in South East London, is a keen club tennis player and football fan, a lifelong supporter of Charlton Athletic.